Hugo Frey

Hugo Frey (26 August 1873 – 13 February 1952) was an American pianist, violinist, composer, songwriter, conductor, and arranger. He was a prolific editor for piano sheet music, the primary audience being the "living room" pianist, providing simplified arrangements of some of the more difficult pieces.

In the 1920s he was pianist with The Troubadours and led and arranged for the Manhattan Merrymakers, and was "a prolific piano roll editor".

In 1921 Swiss classical pianist Rudolph Ganz described Frey as "the best of the composers of so-called bad music, and therefore preferable to the bad composers of so-called good music".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 26th, 1873, Died February 13th, 1952

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, piano, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 151-163 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 5154 10-in. 11/17/1916 Uncle Tom Olga Bibor Hungarian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 5307 10-in. 1/19/1917 Money bues Jaudas' Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5382 10-in. 2/20/1917 Havanola (Have another) Jaudas' Band Band composer  
Edison 6680 10-in. 3/20/1919 Mary Tuxedo Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 6955 10-in. 10/2/1919 Nobody ever Tuxedo Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8089 10-in. 6/22/1921 Cho-cho-san Conrad's Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Edison 8717 10-in. Feb. 1923 Rosalie Stevens' Dance Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Edison 9099 10-in. 7/27/1923 Bonnie Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9737 10-in. 9/25/1924 Sally Lou Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9901 10-in. 12/10/1924 Who do you love? Charlie Fry ; Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10883 10-in. 3/17/1926 For heaven's sake Lieutenant Matt Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10898 10-in. 3/29/1926 For heaven's sake Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11442 10-in. 1/17/1927 Who do you love? Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's Vanities Orchestra ; Harold Yates Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 151-163 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frey, Hugo," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

Frey, Hugo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

"Frey, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917

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